After a thirteen-year wait, England won the Grand Slam in this year’s Six Nations’ championship, defeating France 31-21. The Red Roses scored three tries, two conversions, and four penalties against France’s seven penalties, all off the foot of scrumhalf Machenaud.
England had already clinched the championship with four wins (8 points) before the start of the match at the Stade Francais. But... Read More
It is appropriate to review in March how the August Olympic rugby matches in Rio probably will occur, regarding pools, placement, and the anticipated rules for moving forward into the medal round.
At the outset, 12-nations will compete in three pools, with eight teams advancing over the three-day schedule. The Women’s event will begin first, August 6, 7, and the medal round on August 8. This will... Read More
Three Americans played for the Saracens in the first ever Premiership match held on United States soil. Chris Wyles and Hayden Smith started and played the full eighty minutes while youngster Titi Lamositele came on for the second half. All three represent the past, present and future of the American international side.
Chris Wyles and Hayden Smith have both retired from international competition... Read More
In the first ever Premiership match held outside of England, the Saracens defeated the London Irish 26-16 at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey. Despite being at opposite ends of the table, the teams provided American fans with a good taste of pro rugby.
Coming into the match the London Irish was in the relegation zone while the Saracens were at the top of the standings. The first half, however, the... Read More
USA Sevens is set for another record year in 2016, with increased sponsorship revenue and all signs pointing toward a big jump in attendance. Tickets are still being sold, so the final numbers won’t be tallied until Sunday, but the pre-sale trend is up significantly from 2015, which saw 75,761 pass through the Sam Boyd Stadium turnstiles over three days.
The internal expectation from USA Sevens... Read More
Springbok flyer Bryan Habana will join the South African 7s team this week in an effort to make the Blitzbokke squad for the upcoming World Series stops in Las Vegas and Vancouver. His possible inclusion rivals that of New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams and Australia's Quade Cooper for the most famous player to make the transition to the Olympic code.
“Bryan is one of those players that always has... Read More
Ireland versus New Zealand and the USA against the Maori All Blacks in Chicago the first weekend of November was confirmed this week by USA Rugby. The organizers are dubbing the back-to-back matches, "The Rugby Weekend". The Eagles take on the Maori All Blacks Friday Nov. 4 at Toyota Park and the World Cup champions face the Irish the next day at Soldier Field.
“We are looking forward to another... Read More
Whether you're an expat, an Eagle fan or a 7s junkie, there's rugby for you to watch this weekend. Bein Sports is carrying the Six Nations, Sydney 7s is streaming live and ESPN3 is streaming the USA's Americas Rugby Championship bout with Argentina live with a replay the next day on ESPN2.
Below is the matrix for the weekend. Check your local listings for the precise channel for Bein and ESPN2.... Read More